Kartik, started his journey with a BFA in Applied arts and quickly graduated to Cinematography from The Los Angeles Film School.

With over 400 advertising commercials, 8 feature films and multiple shorts including Moon Molson’s ‘The Bravest, The Boldest’ that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014, he has worked on films that have snagged honours at some leading festivals including the Cannes Lions for advertising.

His feature, ‘Manto’, premiered at Cannes 2018 in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, and ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’ will be premiering at The 2019 Busan International Film Festival and will also be the closing film at ‘The Golden Horse Film Festival 2019’.

In India, his work includes Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘OyeLucky! Lucky Oye!’, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, Nandita Das’s ‘Manto’ and Sooni Taraporevala’s ‘Yeh Ballet’.

He currently lives in Bombay, India.